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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 229-236
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-3
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The Barriers to Health Promotion Activities through Perception of Women with Chronic Disease

Omaima Mohamed Elalem1, , Magda Aly Mohamed1 and Soheir Tawfeek Ahamed2

1Community & Family Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Port-said University, Egypt

2Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing/ Ain Shams University, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 21, 2018

Cite this paper:
Omaima Mohamed Elalem, Magda Aly Mohamed and Soheir Tawfeek Ahamed. The Barriers to Health Promotion Activities through Perception of Women with Chronic Disease. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(5):229-236. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-3

Abstract

Background: One of the greatest challenges that will face health systems globally in the twenty-first century will be the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are one of the most important barriers that have a direct and negative impact on health promotion for women. Aim of this study was to identify the barriers to health promotion activities for women with chronic disease. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional study design was utilized to achieve the aim of the current study. Setting: This study was conducted in primary health care centers and outpatient clinics of governmental hospital located in Port-Said City. Subjects: Purposive samples of 744 adult women who surfing from chronic disease. Tools of data collections: two tools were used to collect data. Tool I: A structured questionnaire sheet. Tool II: Barriers to Health Promoting Activities for Disabled Persons Scale (BHADP) obesity was determined based on body mass index (BMI). Results the majority (79.4%) of the study sample had high level barrier of health promotion. the five highest leading barriers items were: Embarrassment about my appearance; Lack of support from family, friends; Lack of help from health care professionals; Bad weather and; No one to help. 38.6%) of women who have a high score of levels of Health Promotion Barriers' suffering of Diabetes Mellitus. There was a strong significant correlation between the levels of Health Promotion Barriers' and body mass index, level of education and duration of chronic disease with p-value ≤ 0.001. This study concludes that women with chronic diseases had a high score of health promotion barrier. The study recommends a greater emphasis on assessing and managing perceived barriers to health promotion activities in health education and policy development and proposes a conceptual model for understanding perceived barriers to action.

Keywords:
Barriers to Health Promotion Chronic Disease Factors

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